Blowing Smoke: These Are The Best U.S. Cities To Visit If You’re Looking For A Cannabis Vacay

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San Francisco 

Ah San Francisco. The home of the flower child, the famous Castro district, world-famous music festivals, and certainly a place that’s been bud-friendly long before the legal eyes of America uplifted cannabis. Once you’re feeling relaxed and ready to head out, you can’t miss Golden Gate Park. It’s one of the most famous and beautiful parks in the world, where you’re sure to be surrounded by other cannabis enthusiasts. It has some great sites within the park, like the Academy of Sciences, Hippie Hill, and a roller skating rink. Don’t miss some of SF’s great dispensaries, like the Barbary Coast – a relaxed dispensary and lounge where you can shop goodies like topicals and edibles or enjoy the dab bar. Pop into The Apothecarium, a sophisticated dispensary with a warm atmosphere and thorough menu.




If you’re already in the Bay Area for your San Francisco tour, why not take a short trip over to Oakland? It decidedly offers a distinctly different vibe from San Francisco, with streets that are booming with artistry. And, of course, it has a great cannabis culture. If you’re willing to wait in the unavoidable lines for the Harborside dispensary, it’s worth it. It’s owned by Steve DeAngelo of “Weed Wars” and is known for limited and high-end strains. When you’re ready to get a little more active, grab a ride with Sea of Green Cannabis Tours or the 420 Party Bus Tours (the latter can be hired for a private group).

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Portland does weed the way it does most things: with a lot of quirk and creativity. It’s such a vibrant and artistic city, full of things to enjoy and sites to see once you’ve puffed. Stop by Push X Pull if you want some excellent CBD-infused coffee. They’re famous for their Gron CBD mocha, which has CBD-infused melted chocolate. If you get the munchies, head over to Donnie Vegas where you can enjoy their famous chili dog with a CBD-infused margarita. If you’re in the mood for a little shopping, stop by Ladies of Paradise, a boutique filled with cannabis-themed creations like t-shirts and jewelry. Should you feel like sitting back and relaxing on a guided tour, check out High 5 Tours which offer tours of pot farms, dispensaries, and some gorgeous natural destinations.

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Las Vegas

With the constant stimuli, Las Vegas is the perfect place to enjoy a cannabis-filled vacation. There’s a lot to see and learn, so hop on The Cannabus, which will take you to stops that cover the whole bud-creation process, from a farm to a production kitchen to great dispensaries. You’ll take in the gorgeous sites of the City of Sin while you’re at it, too. When you’re in the right head space, take in the famous Bellagio Fountains, as well as their famous botanical gardens. And if you want to stop into a place that’s equally weird and lovable, go to The Writer’s Block – a book store/coffee shop/artificial bird sanctuary.

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Move over coffee: Seattle is now the home of a different mind-altering substance. And it’s owning the title proudly. When you’re in Seattle, you can’t miss Cannabis City, the area’s very first recreational weed store. This historic shop, opened by a doctor, was the site of the very first legal purchase of recreational cannabis in the city. If you’d like to pick up some local product, stop into Lux, a weed store selling high-end and locally-grown items in a welcoming environment featuring artwork from local creators. They’re known for highly educated budtenders. If you’re looking for a bud-friendly accommodation that won’t break your budget, look no further than The Green Tortoise, which has a smoking lounge, a full kitchen, and a location that’s conveniently walkable to nearby sites.



New York City

This vibrant and poppin’ city is both a tourist destination and home to the world’s best of–many things. It’s filled with great food and activities. There’s hella things to get into from taking in a Broadway show, to falling into a NY Knick or Nets game, to hitting up one of its many museums to shopping till you drop. As for cannabais use, NYC loosened the reigns on recreational smoking. The city decriminalized marijuana possession early in 2021, now visitors can enjoy the herb and in its culturally, welcoming environment.

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